Condom Wrappers Decorated With Northern Animals a ‘Hit’ in Eskimo Communities
Condom wrappers depicting animals that are necessary for survival in northern Canada have made condoms "more appealing" to Eskimo communities, according to Canadian health officials. AFP/New York Times reports that condom wrappers illustrated with pictures of arctic trout, musk ox, caribou, whale skin and seal were "a hit" with students, parents and athletes attending the Arctic Winter Games in Nunavut. Dr. Ann Roberts, chief medical officer of health for the Nunavut territory, said that the animal motif condoms have helped spur discussions between parents and children about HIV/AIDS. Eskimo communities have high rates of sexually transmitted diseases (AFP/New York Times, 3/22).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.